27.11.14 by Jeff

Momentum: Interactive Tool Generates Sound and Visuals Based on Body Movements

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Designers Schnellebuntebilder and Kling Klang Klong used a Microsoft Kinect 2 camera to create a tool that generates interesting sounds and visuals based on body movements. Found via our November Submissions. Watch the video below.

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19.08.14 by Jeff

Animation: “Nightingale and Canary” by Andy Thomas

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According to his Vimeo bio, Australian artist Andy Thomas “specialises in particle simulation based motion graphics, inspired by nature and technology”. A simpler way of saying it might be that he makes shapes that react to sounds.

In the video below Thomas makes visuals for two bird sounds from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s archives. It kinda reminds me of that scene in Ratatouille where Remy imagines the colours of taste.

Watch “Nightingale and Canary” below!

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11.12.13 by Jeff

Zimoun

zimoun-headphones

Love these “headphones” by sound artist Zimoun, once again ulitizing motors, cardboard boxes, and cotton balls. This is sorta the complete opposite of the last work I posted by him (329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland).

Watch the video clip below!

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30.05.13 by Jeff

New installation by Zimoun: 329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun

329 cotton balls inside an abandoned tank in Switzerland installation by Zimoun
I love Zimoun! I’ve posted the Swiss artist’s work several times now (see them all here), but this recent work is by far his most ambitious. He has ditched the cardboard boxes for the time being and installed his first-ever permanent work inside of a giant tank in Dottikon, Switzerland. 329 cotton balls attached to little motors bounce endlessly inside the space.

Watch the video below! My favourite part is when it cuts to the silence outside. I really want to visit this in person one day. Who wants to join me?

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02.01.13 by Jeff

Re: Sound Bottle by Jun Fujiwara

Re: Sound Bottle by Jun Fujiwara

Re: Sound Bottle by Jun Fujiwara
Pull the cork off, make some sounds, and this magical little bottle turns it into music! A wonderful design project from Jun Fujiwara. Watch the video below!

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14.11.12 by Jeff

Zimoun

sound artist Zimoun
I never get tired of Zimoun’s work. I like how small and simple this one is compared to the other huge installations I posted about here, here, and here. Watch the video below!

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10.09.12 by Jeff

Christine Sun Kim

Deaf sound artist Christine Sun Kim
A beautiful video portrait by The Selby featuring deaf performance artist, Christine Sun Kim. This is from last year but somehow I missed it. Now I am totally inspired to go and explore sound! Watch below!

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14.11.11 by Jeff

Zimoun

More sound sculptures by Swiss artist, Zimoun.

Zimoun sound sculptures

Watch the video below!

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